Existential-Humanistic NorthWest

From the Polarized Mind to the Rediscovery of Awe: An Existential-Integrative Perspective on Healing Presented by: Kirk J Schneider, Ph.D. Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm Ambridge Event Center, Portland, OR

"The Polarized Mind targets an important problem and shows how it has surfaced throughout the entire world, and chronologically, through the whole of recorded history. The book's scope is mind-boggling and its message crucial." --Huston Smith, Author of "The World's Religions" on Kirk Schneider's new book The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do About It.

The Polarized Mind

Join leading spokesperson for Existential-Humanistic psychology, Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. for a day of lecture, discussion and experiential exercises in existential-integrative therapy. Drawing from his new book as well as past work, Dr. Schneider will lead us in examining what he identifies as “The Polarized Mind”  – its causes and development, existential issues and qualities, and its treatment via existential-integrative therapy. Dr. Schneider defines the Polarized Mind as the product not of sickness but of unaddressed and unacknowledged fear - which leads individuals and societies to become rigid, narrow, and destructive.

Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to learn:
  • An understanding of the Polarized Mind including how it differs from extremism
  • Existential issues relevant to developing Polarization - terror of death, groundlessness, insignificance, cosmic helplessness
  • The essential principles of Existential-Integrative therapy
  • Application of the great wisdom traditions in addressing the Polarized Mind
  • Application of awe-based depth therapy in treatment

Early Registration by September 1 - $115
After September 1 - $140
Students - $75

Includes continental breakfast, beverages and lunch

We encourage you to register early - space is limited

6 CEU's approved by Oregon Counseling Association/NBCC

This training is co-sponsored by the Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) to provide NBCC continuing education contact hours. ORCA is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (NBCC provider #2038). ORCA adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

About Kirk J Schneider

Kirk J. Schneider

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, vice president and founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, and the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Schneider has published more than one hundred articles and chapters and has authored or edited ten books-seven of which have been, or are soon to be, translated into Chinese. Schneider has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rollo May Award for “outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology” from the American Psychological Association, and the Cultural Innovator award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada. He was also awarded an honorary diploma by the East European Association of Existential Therapy. In 2010, Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the first International Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China and is slated as keynote speaker for the first World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London, United Kingdom, in 2015.

You can read more about Dr. Schneider at his website, www.kirkjschneider.com

Interview and video with Dr. Schneider on The Polarized Mind at psychalive.com